Why Choose Weil Tennis Academy?
Weil is Selective
Most importantly, The Weil Tennis Academy is the most selective boarding and training academy in the world. Our players and their families are focused first on College Tennis Preparation & College Placement. At Weil, the goal for each of our players is to gain admission, study and play college tennis at the most prestigious American Universities attainable.
To this end, Weil only accepts players to our full time program who are strong students and competitive players, motivated to improve and develop their games. Each player and their family must submit an application with the player’s academic transcript, letters of recommendation from a coach and teacher, the player’s competitive record, and each prospective Weil player must write an essay explaining why they want to attend Weil, what their goals are and what they will bring to the Academy.
Rebecca Marino of Canada Ahmed Ismail at UCLA Judd Berg at Cornell
For young players who dream of being Number One in the world or who can achieve a professional career, we have specific programs for those players such as an ITF Training Group & ITF Travel Team, a Young Professional Travel Team, Independent Study Schooling and a special full day training program designed to help them maximize their performance and later move from junior tennis to professional tennis.
This selectivity at Weil insures that your child will become a part of the highest quality academic, boarding and training environment in the world.
Weil’s Championship Record
In 2007, 2008 & 2009 our ITF Team Players have won 5 Junior Grand Slam titles as well as over 50 National and International Titles – the most of any major training academy – including the 2008 Jr. US Open & 2008 Jr. Wimbledon Singles Championships, 2008, the 2009 Eddie Herr Doubles Championship, & the 2009 Orange Bowl Doubles Championship and 2009 Jr Orange Bowl Singles Championship among others, and have reached over 40 finals in tournaments around the world. Grigor Dimitrov reached the #1 ITF Ranking in 2008, Ksenia Milevskaya of Belarus reached #2 ITF Ranking in 2007, Gail Brodsky became the #1 US player in the Girls 18s division in 2008, Tanya Raykova reached Top 10 ITF, Monica Turewicz & Ashley Dai have reached top 5 in the US in G16s, Ashley Dai and Riko Shimizu have won 3 Gold Balls in Doubles, Yuki Chiang won the 2009 Jr. Orange Bowl G14s Singles Championship and Weil players & alumni have won championships and tournaments on the NCAA and Professional Levels as well.
Is there any other reason you need to Choose Weil!
Grigor Dimitrov, 19 Anna Orlik, 17 Gail Brodsky, 18
Bulgaria Top 300 ATP Belarus Top 500 WTA USA Top 350 WTA
Weil’s Environment focused on “Catching Excellence”
Every Coach and player at Weil Tennis Academy must commit to our culture of “catching excellence” in all aspects of their tennis, academics and lives! It is this focus on excelling in every way that creates an atmosphere of success at Weil. We coach our players to train and compete like champions, and this helps our players to rise faster and achieve greater results! This is something you have to experience by coming and visiting Weil Tennis Academy in person, as this feeling cannot be communicated over the internet. Most academies worldwide accept players who are not trying to achieve great things in their lives. But at Weil, we all strive for something special. Weil has an energy and dynamic atmosphere that is contagious and inspiring to players and coaches alike. Our environment of “catching excellence” is one of the main reasons Why you should Choose Weil!
Xabier Saavedra,16 Lauren Wagner,15 Wan-Yi Sweeting,16
Mexico City, Mexico New York, USA Australia
Weil’s International High Performance Coaching Staff
Weil’s professional coaches are by far the most committed of any academy – they travel with our players to over 100 tournaments per year of every level around the globe including ITF, WTA & ATP, USTA and US Sectional & Regional events. And the day to day training at the Weil Academy remains dynamic, evolving, flexible and specific to the needs of every Weil player. Our coaches come from Morocco, Japan, France, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovakia, Hungary, Egypt, Indonesia, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka as well as the United States – but most importantly, our coaches understand the process, patience and daily challenges facing a developing player who has big dreams for their tennis career. The learning, developing and coaching goes on with our players 24 hours per day, seven days per week for 365 days per year. This is our coaching staff’s commitment to every player at Weil.
Weil’s tournament schedule is customized for each player here at Weil to maximize their competitive experience and results. Our players play over 100 tournaments per year at multiple levels.
Weil's International High Performance Coaching Staff
Weil’s College Placement Program
College Placement and Academy Director Mark Weil works to find the perfect fit for our players at the top Colleges and Universities throughout the United States. Our record of placing over 300 players in the last 13 years at universities like Stanford, Michigan, Yale, Cornell, UCLA, UC Berkeley, USC, Pepperdine, Emory, Williams College, Johns Hopkins and many more, leaves no doubt that our ability to find the best university for our players is unequaled in the tennis world.
Academy Director, Mark Weil and Head Coach, Mo El Bouzkouri with Weil's College Bound Graduates
Weil’s National and International Tournament Schedule
To maximize each player's development, the Weil Tennis Academy designs a personal tournament schedule for every player. Besides playing the ultra-competitive Southern California Junior Tournament Schedule, Weil students play a variety of Junior Opens, ITF tournaments, Men's and Women's professional satellites and futures, as well as the U.S. Junior Super Nationals. Weil Academy’s coaching staff travels with our players to these tournaments to insure our players receive the best attention and care. No other tennis academy worldwide commits to travel to more events than Weil’s Coaches, and our player’s results speak for themselves. If you want more coaching at tournaments, Weil Academy will provide this for you!
Weil’s Academics: Great Options for Private and Public School
The Weil College Preparatory School offers a high quality, fully accredited private school option of education for our US and International students (Grades 8-12) who want their child to learn in a smaller, more personal environment. Small class sizes, a focus on English language learning and top College Placement, combined with a highly qualified teaching staff make Weil College Prep a great choice for your child. Weil College Prep's flexibility with each student's schedule allows our players to train and travel to continue their development as players while maintaining a quality education in preparation for enrollment into top US Universities like UCLA, UC, Berkeley, Cornell, Yale and many more! Weil also offers Student Visas (F-1) for our International Students that are valid for all years of study at Weil.
Weil Tennis Academy has also partnered with the highly rated Ojai Unified School District to offer our US students a traditional, high quality public school education. Weil students attend either Matilija Junior High School or Nordhoff High School, which are both in the top ten percent of all California Schools, from 7:45AM to 12:00PM daily, so that they can train the entire afternoon. When our players travel for long periods of time, these public schools provide them with an Independent Study Contract so they can do their academic work on the road and not miss any credits. This schedule mirrors a college player's schedule and further prepares our players to transition seamlessly to the college level and be successful right away!
A digital learning program (APEX) is also available through Nordhoff High School for US players that must travel more extensively. All of these options encompass the most comprehensive academic offerings of any academy in the world in order to provide your child with the best opportunities for college tennis and academics!
Mark Weil and 2012 Graduates - Xabier Saavedra and Fernanda Rivera
Weil's Southern California Location
Location, location, location – Located in the heart of Southern California and within a two-hour drive from all major tournaments, weil Tennis Academy‘s base in beautiful Ojai, California provides the perfect location. Ojai has a moderate to warm temperature with an average yearly temperature of 75, and less than 30 inches of rain per year! Ojai is the host of the PAC 10 Men's and Women's Championships held every April, as well as home to the prestigious Ojai Tournament -- the oldest amateur tennis tournament in the United States. Pete Sampras, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Tracy Austin, Lindsey Davenport, Billie Jean King, John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors are among the greats to have played The Ojai. Furthermore, our facility, the Ojai Valley Athletic Club, is one of the finest facilities in the country, with 14 championship courts (four clay courts), a first-class fitness and aerobics center, professional swimming pools, a beach volleyball court and a friendly, safe environment.
Santa Barbara Beach Front California's Famous Pink Moment - Beautiful Sunset